Dr. Pennella encourages parents to bring in children of all ages for a checkup. The very first misalignment usually occurs at birth, and therefore it is vital that children begin their life with proper alignment.
On the first visit to our office, all children will undergo an exam to determine their level of care.
Infants up to 1 year old will be evaluated using observation, hands-on palpation and infant neurologic reflex tests.
Toddlers through preteens are evaluated through observation, hands-on palpation and a thermal scan of their nervous system.
Depending on the health history of a teenager, their exams will much resemble that of an adult in our office, including x-rays if needed, a complete (5 part) nervous system scan, a posture scan, and hands-on palpation.
At Stillpoint Family Chiropractic, we understand that sometimes babies get fussy. If this occurs during an exam, we recommend that the mother lay on her back on an adjusting table, and rest her child on her chest. This relaxes the child and allows Dr. Pennella to work. We also have a play area setup for the older siblings to make sure that everyone is comfortable.